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Old 06-23-2010, 06:32 AM   #466
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We always go to POR, either Riverside or French Quarter. FQ this time. We like the tranquil grounds, 2 different food courts, many pools and, the best feature, the boat to Downtown Disney. This resort really has it all!

I have stayed at Shades of Green. The rooms are Huge and the resort is top notch! But at my husband's rank, it is better to use the 40% off Disney rooms discount. And I like being in the Disney transportation loop.
We also love SOG but like you it was cheaper to stay at POR with the 40% than SOG this past trip because of my husband's rank. The problem is now we are hooked on POR for all the same reasons and I am sure the 40% military discount will not be there next year!
I am very grateful for the discounts Disney offered and completely understand why they cannot offer them every year I just wish there was a way that if you booked a room with at WDW resort you could still add the dinning plan and not have to buy their tickets to do so kind of like how AP people are able to do it because we save a about 200 for four the four of us going through SOG.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:08 AM   #467
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More price wierdness

I was looking at the brochure they gave me with the tickets:

It says 4 day base: $97
4 day hopper: $121 ($24 more)
4 day water: $121 ($24 more)
4 day hopper and water: $147 ($50 more, though you'd think it'd be $48)

Anyone else find it strange that this MWR office charges less?
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:10 AM   #468
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More price wierdness

I was looking at the brochure they gave me with the tickets:

It says 4 day base: $97
4 day hopper: $121 ($24 more)
4 day water: $121 ($24 more)
4 day hopper and water: $147 ($50 more, though you'd think it'd be $48)

Anyone else find it strange that this MWR office charges less?
A friend got her's cheaper also. I'm not going to complain.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:06 PM   #469
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have 2 questions please...
1. we have 3 days left on our Military salute tickets,they do not have the hop option can we add it on when we go back? If so does anyone know how much per ticket it will cost?
2. I'm hoping I'm calculating correctly, when you look online and put your dates in for a resort, is the price that they show us the rack rate? And when I call for a ressie the 40% off per night will apply to that? Also though DH is the sponser can I make the ressies over the phone..he will be with us to show his ID when we check in!?
Thanks for any help!
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:16 PM   #470
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...I just wish there was a way that if you booked a room with at WDW resort you could still add the dinning plan and not have to buy their tickets ...
If you are qualified military, you can do that. I am doing it. I have booked a 40% military discount room at POFQ and added dining. Told them I was getting tickets at SoG. You cannot get the free dining offer.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #471
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($50 more, though you'd think it'd be $48)

Anyone else find it strange that this MWR office charges less?
I think they do this just to confuse people! We're going in December and the promotion will be over by then! So will the room discounts! We went in May and November last year and used the deals then! the free ticket was really nice!
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:03 PM   #472
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have 2 questions please...
1. we have 3 days left on our Military salute tickets,they do not have the hop option can we add it on when we go back? If so does anyone know how much per ticket it will cost?
2. I'm hoping I'm calculating correctly, when you look online and put your dates in for a resort, is the price that they show us the rack rate? And when I call for a ressie the 40% off per night will apply to that? Also though DH is the sponser can I make the ressies over the phone..he will be with us to show his ID when we check in!?
Thanks for any help!
Not sure the answer to question 1. Cheshire Figment would know. If you could do it, it would be $25 each ticket (+tax if buying through Disney). It would be based on the full ticket, not how many days are left.

Online price is the rack rate. 40% applies to that. Prices do not include tax. If you are the spouse of the sponsor, you can make the reservations, sponsor does not have to. You can buy the Military tickets without sponsor being there. You can activate the Military tickets without sponsor being there. You can even check-in to a Disney resort using the 40% Military discount without sponsor being there for the trip.

Disney told me wrong last time, and I lost out on using the Military resort discount. Some Disney folks don't know all there is to Military discounts, that is why I was given wrong info last time. But I learned my lesson: ALWAYS ask for a second opinion, or even a third, if you believe you are right.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:09 PM   #473
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If you are qualified military, you can do that. I am doing it. I have booked a 40% military discount room at POFQ and added dining. Told them I was getting tickets at SoG. You cannot get the free dining offer.
Oh I was able to do just that this year but I meant for future trips when there is no military 40% discount.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:39 PM   #474
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Oh I was able to do just that this year but I meant for future trips when there is no military 40% discount.
I know what you mean now. Let's hope for continued Military Salute tickets and room discounts ...
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:43 PM   #475
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I picked up my Military Salute tickets today!

But, I think my base undercharged me! I didn't do the math while there (the total price did sound about right).

The tickets are supposed to be $99 base +$25/option

I got four tickets with both water fun hopping. It was $147 each, for $588 total, and it seems it should have been $149 each, for $596 total

I'm not one to complain about saving $8, as long as I won't have problems!

Also, I read earlier on the thread that the vouchers you get at the base don't say what type of ticket they are. What I got says, "4-Day Disney's Armed Forces Salute w/ Park Hopper and FUN" I assume "FUN" means Water Park and More option? So, did they change it, are these my actual tickets? (it does say I need to activate them prior to use) Or, will I get paper character tickets in exchange?
They arre your actual tickets, but aren't good until they're activated at WDW. Some bases charge less for the tickets--it's up to them to charge what they want, I guess. Strange, but not all bad, right?


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have 2 questions please...
1. we have 3 days left on our Military salute tickets,they do not have the hop option can we add it on when we go back? If so does anyone know how much per ticket it will cost?
2. I'm hoping I'm calculating correctly, when you look online and put your dates in for a resort, is the price that they show us the rack rate? And when I call for a ressie the 40% off per night will apply to that? Also though DH is the sponser can I make the ressies over the phone..he will be with us to show his ID when we check in!?
Thanks for any help!
1--IDK the answer to that, but as long as you're going before they stop selling them, then I would think you're ok. Price should be $25 + tax.
2--yes, make sure you're quoting prices for room only and no other add-ons like tickets, etc. You do have to call to book, though. You can make ressies and even check in without him(as long as you have an id stating "spouse" for the check-in)
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The selling of the tickets is supposed to stop on August 31. However, the tickets may be activated and/or upgraded through September 30. The cost for the Hopping option and for the WPF&M option is $25 (plus tax) per option.

Note that all tickets will die at 11:59:59pm on September 30 and cannot be used after that date (unless Disney decides to change policy again).
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The selling of the tickets is supposed to stop on August 31. However, the tickets may be activated and/or upgraded through September 30. The cost for the Hopping option and for the WPF&M option is $25 (plus tax) per option.

Note that all tickets will die at 11:59:59pm on September 30 and cannot be used after that date (unless Disney decides to change policy again).
thanks Cheshire, we already have them,plan on going Labor Day weekend! Now that I know I can make the ressies to and can get a good deal I hear POP calling our name!!
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The selling of the tickets is supposed to stop on August 31. However, the tickets may be activated and/or upgraded through September 30. The cost for the Hopping option and for the WPF&M option is $25 (plus tax) per option.

Note that all tickets will die at 11:59:59pm on September 30 and cannot be used after that date (unless Disney decides to change policy again).

I thought they will stop selling tickets Jul 31st? Edit: Sorry I got confused with making room res. You are right.
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Originally sales were to stop on July 31. Within the last month there has been an official announcement that sales will continue through August 31.
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